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Jan 11, 2013 9:00am PST
of the commonsense things that everybody fwraes with, including nra members and gun owners, you don't hear any republicans at all talking about coming to the table, and when rush limbaugh made the comment about, you know, it won't be long before you hear moderate republicans talking about how this is hurting them with women, actually you don't hear any moderate republicans saying that. you know, unless some republicans come to the table in the house, it is frightening how little we might be able to do on gun safety. >> bill, let me interject. there are four suburban republican congress mn in the philadelphia area. i wrote an op ed piece for one of our newspapers, and i challenged them to stand up and say are they for us, their constituents, or for the nra? they're going to have to vote. they're going to have to declare themselves. if they declare themselves on the side of the nra, they're finished. they will be defeated in 2014. >> the question is whether or not you can build a coalition big enough of the very small number that is moderate republicans to even get a bill to the floor in the hou
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am PST
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Jan 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. was an organizer for ronald reagan. as senator, supported missile defense, defense increases, don't ask don't tell. i mean, right down the line very sort of doctrine supporter of defense. i was pretty shocked to see this huge outcry against him, and i think it goes back to things other than chuck hagel. >> yeah. just maybe. karen, lindsey graham saying this is an in your face nomination. he would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense. sharp words, which probably p r portends something more than just policy disagreements. >> true, although at this point lindsey graham has kind of lost all if not most of his credibility because he sort of has been balking at just about everything, and he has been pretty much following john mccain's lead on most things. >> it's worse that we don't know where john mccain is on this. >> he has been such a follower on so many issues so far that i -- him saying that, you know, this is a guy who is running the atlantic council and that's out of the mainstream. i think there's a little -- a credibility check. the challenge, i think, for the administration is going
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am PST
be very qualified and excellent public servants who don't want to go through the process and have their lives and records dragged through, so it's really unfortunate. >> heather, if you look at the legacy for the gop in terms of this being their playbook, which is to say obstruct, obstruct, obstruct, it doesn't seem to be a very good long game. to some degree it's the president content to let them play with this. they write, after four-plus years of em bittered partisan combat, he views his gop bargaining partners with more than a little contempt. the best way to deal with the capitol is throw rocks at it, then send vice president biden in to clean up the glass. the wisdom of vice president biden and glass, setting that aside, it would appear the president would say, fine, obstruct, say what you want about my nominees, they are going to get approved. >> he's got to do that. that's the sort of position he's in. but i think it's had a long-term effect. particularly on the issue of judicial nominations, the president is way behind previous presidents in the recent memory in a way tha
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am PST
of the reasons they don't like him, so many republicans, that in 2011 we had the budget fight then. jack lew really snookerred them, and structuring them in a way that were protective to all of the president's priorities. if that's what we're going -- we seem to be in a place where getting washington to function at a very basic level is the end game. people have to be judged not just on where they fit on rainbow but what they're like as public servants, and jack lew is a tremendously talented public servant. he has always protected the vulnerable. going back to his days for tip o'nei o'neill, he knows the budget better than anyone in washington. that's one of the reasons the republicans insisted john boehner insisted that don't bring lew. he knew the budget much better than anyone else. he ran circles around them, but in defense of vulnerable people. >> in addition to that, i think it also shows what's happened in recent history. if you look at the treasury secretary pick for the most recent presidents who have had two terms, you look at the selection of james baker under president reagan. y
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